First impressions of IE9 are very promising considering that we are at the final release of the IE 9 Platform Preview! It load pages extremely fast and renders graphics quite fast and clean. That’s quite obvious as the test drive is a stripped down version and hence, one would expect it to run fast. Performance degradation starts with add-ons and third-party toolbars that literally hook your web browser. From personal experience, rule number 1 is – Keep IE clean (if you can) and it will perform well. One has to wait till September when the first beta is to be released as to test its functionality from an end-user perspective.